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For better or worse, actual photos of all tragedies need to be shown to some degree. The censorship of war photos has estranged the public from the real horrors of war. If we were to see our dead service 'boys' and 'girls', and all collateral damage, we might be a little more irate and demand that we defend ourselves instead of fighting wars for profit. Graphic war photos are censored so we won't protest the status quo. Great post.
Originally posted by paxnatus
Hello, Wonderful thread! It is the same one I started in June of 2009.........
No, those images did nothing to change the world.
Raising awareness did not change the world, it merely altered the awareness of some individuals.
Originally posted by kyred
reply to post by Guilp
I'll see if I can find a link to the photographer who took the photo and later killed himself. As I recall, he didn't rescue the child. The child died in the dirt.
The photographer waited for 20 minutes to try to capture an image of the vulture spreading it's wings over the child. Finally he took the image you see in the OP, then he sat under a tree and smoked a cigarette. Afterwards he left. He had no idea what happened to the child. He just left her there.
edit on 27-4-2011 by kyred because: Found a link